Mercurey Blanc — 2021
This Côte Chalonnaise village takes its name from the God Mercury (God of trade). Mercurey is intersected by the Agrippa road which joined Chalon-sur-Saône with Autun in the Roman era. The wines of Mercurey have made this village’s reputation known throughout the world. Mercurey is one of Bourgogne’s largest winemaking communes with over 600 ha of vines.
- Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
- Size: 1.78 ha
- Vine Age: Years planted: 1974, 1984, 1988, 1990, 2013, 2016, 2017
- Soil: Clay-limestone
- Exposure: South
- Fermentation: 60% in French oak barrels- 10% new oak. 40% in stainless steels vats.
- Barrel Aging: 16 months in 60% French oak barrels- 10% new oak, with regular lees stirring. 40% aged in vats
- Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
- Fining: Light natural fining
- Varietal Composition: Chardonnay
- Alcohol: 13%
The elegant nose exudes fruity and floral notes. The palate of this Mercurey offers a harmonious structure and leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness. An easy-drinking wine that is ideally served either as an aperitif or with a meal.